PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The Palm Springs City Council today directed staff to draw up an order shuttering all nonessential businesses within city limits, building on previous orders closing bars, gyms, nightclubs and cannabis lounges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules are expected to go into effect at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Mayor Geoff Kors said during an emergency council meeting Tuesday at City Hall. The order will include a "stay in place'' component as well. "I think we need to do this,'' Kors said, while seated spaced six feet apart from his closest council colleague. "It's clearly what is coming. It's clearly what is needed valley-wide.'' Among the businesses expected to be exempted are medical offices, restaurants, gas stations, pharmacies and others that provide ess
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